AFK Arena – Best Heroes Tier List (January 2021)

AFK Arena – Best Heroes Tier List (January 2021)

With an incredible number of unique heroes in AFK Arena, it’s no easy task to build a team of just five heroes.

Most heroes are useful in some respect or at some point in the game, but there are some heroes that simply are better than others at the role they fill.

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Because of this, we’ve created this tier list to give you guidance when choosing what heroes to use on your team and invest your resources into.

When creating your main team later on in the game, you should, however, also keep other factors in mind than just the individual strength of each hero.

Some of the very best heroes overall in the end game in AFK Arena include Elijah & Lailah, Rowan, Talene, Daimon, Ferael, Tasi, and Ainz Ooal Gown. If you summon any of these heroes you can safely invest your resources into these.

Note that these are just some of the top tier heroes for late game, there are several others that are just as good as these and some that are better in specific game modes.

Heroes that do really well early on in the game, making them suitable as carries for progress include Saveas, Lucius, Elijah & Lailah, Brutus, Shemira, and Talene.

Again, there are several other heroes that are just as powerful if not better in some game modes as these early game.

More details on all these and many more heroes below, as well as their tier in each game more and stage in the game.

Table of contents

AFK Arena tier list

To give you a better overview of each hero’s potential, we’ve made tier lists for four stages of the game, early-game, mid-game, late-game, and end-game.

Use the links below to quickly go to the specific part of this tier list you’re looking for.

This tier list has been updated as of the 15th of January 2021 for the 1.55 patch.

Tier list table of contents

Explanation of tier list

Every single hero in the game except common heroes are listed in these tier lists when they fit into a level range.

This means that Legendary heroes are not included in tier lists above level 160 either, as this is their maximum level.

The level range the four tier lists are divided into are the level of your heroes, not your account.

All listed heroes in the following tier lists are ranked in tiers from D to S, which represents how strong the hero is currently in terms of power, utility, or support.

We’ve gathered information from several sources to create these tier lists, including top-players, the AFK Arena subreddit, and well-established sources.

This tier list will be of great help to you if you aren’t sure which heroes to bring onto your team and spend your resources to upgrade.

Even though a tier list like this one is excellent guidance when creating a team, you should keep other factors in mind as well when creating your end-game team.

Learn more about how to optimally build your team in our AFK Arena team building guide.

All heroes in our tier list are assigned one of five ranks, S, A, B, C, or D in five different categories, Overall, PvE, PvP, Boss, Labyrinth. Here is a quick rundown of what each tier represents.

S Tier – Heroes in the S tier are the best in the game. These heroes perform exceptionally well and should be used if you pull any.

A Tier – Heroes in the A tier perform well above the average hero. These heroes are very strong and will help you significantly throughout your journey.

B Tier – Heroes in the B tier perform as you’d expect. They aren’t particularly strong but aren’t weak by any means either. B tier heroes can be a great addition to your team if you need a specific set of abilities, etc.

C Tier – Heroes in the C tier perform below average with little potential for late game. As you want to replace these heroes sooner rather than later, you shouldn’t upgrade them too much.

D Tier – Heroes in the D tier are the weakest and least useful in the game. We don’t recommend spending resources on these heroes as you want to replace them as soon as you get something better.

A + or – means the hero is better or worse their assigned tier. Thus, an S+ hero is even better than S-tier heroes.

End game tier list (level 241+)

The following tier list ranks all AFK Arena heroes based on their performance in the end game both Overall, in PvE, PvP, the Labyrinth, and against guild bosses. The end game is when your heroes are level 240+.

In the end game, many of the heroes who’ve shined in the late game are still at the top of the list, while some fall off a bit.

When you reach this point in the game, you have probably already started building several team setups for different game modes. If you haven’t, you should start doing so to progress at a faster rate.

Especially between PvE, PvP, and Guild Bosses, there can be a major difference between the performance of the same hero, so be sure to check out each hero’s rank in each category.

With the top-ranked heroes in this list, you can build a strong team for the end game.

HeroOverallPvEPvPGuildLabyrinthFactionClass
Elijah & LailahS+S+S+S+S+CelestialsSupport
RowanS+S+S+S+S+LightbearersSupport
TaleneS+S+S+SS+CelestialsSupport
Ainz Ooal GownS+S+S+AS+DimensionalsMage
DaimonS+S+SSS+GravebornsTank
EironnS+S+S+S+AWildersRanger
EzizhS+S+S+ASHypogeansSupport
TasiS+S+S+CS+WildersSupport
AlnaSS+S+ASCelestialsWarrior
AthaliaSSS+AS+CelestialsRanger
FeraelSSS+SSGravebornsRanger
GwynethSS+S+ASLightbearersRanger
MehiraSS+SSSHypogeansMage
RosalineSSSS+SLightbearersSupport
SaurusSS+SS+AWildersWarrior
LucretiaSSS+ASHypogeansRanger
LycaSSSSSWildersRanger
OrthrosSSS+ASCelestialsTank
SafiyaSSS+ASMaulersMage
FloraSSSASCelestialsMage
LorsanSASS+AWildersMage
NemoraSSSASWildersSupport
ZaphraelSSSASCelestialsMage
EzioSSSAADimensionalsRanger
IzoldSS+SBAGravebornsWarrior
MezothSSSAAHypogeansTank
NaraSSSAAGravebornsWarrior
QUEENSSSBSDimensionalsWarrior
ShemiraSABSS+GravebornsMage
Wu KongSSSAACelestialsWarrior
HendrikSSSCALightbearersTank
FawkesASAASLightbearersRanger
KhazardASAASHypogeansMage
KazABBS+SWildersRanger
KhasosAAASAMaulersWarrior
MortasASAAAHypogeansSupport
NakoruruAASAADimensionalsRanger
WarekAAASAMaulersWarrior
AlbedoAASBADimensionalsTank
CeciliaAAAAALightbearersRanger
GrezhulAAASBGravebornsTank
JOKERASABADimensionalsRanger
LuciusAAAAALightbearersTank
PippaAASBAWildersMage
SilasASABAGravebornsSupport
SatranaAABAAMaulersMage
SkregAASCAMaulersTank
SkriathAAABAMaulersMage
TidusAAABAMaulersRanger
ZolrathAAABAHypogeansWarrior
ArthurAAACADimensionalsTank
BrutusAABBAMaulersTank
EstrildaAABABLightbearersWarrior
GorvoASBCAWildersTank
KelthurAABBAGravebornsRanger
NumisuAAABBMaulersSupport
OdenASBCAGravebornsMage
ThoranASADBGravebornsTank
BadenBBCSAGravebornsWarrior
TheowynBABABGravebornsRanger
AnokiBABBBMaulersTank
DrezBAACBMaulersRanger
IsabellaBBCAAGravebornsMage
RaineBBCSBLightbearersSupport
SoliseBABBBWildersMage
UlmusBBABBWildersTank
AntandraBBBBBMaulersWarrior
BelindaBBBBBLightbearersMage
TorneBBBBBGravebornsTank
VurkBBCABMaulersRanger
UkyoBBCCBDimensionalsWarrior
SeirusBBCDBWildersWarrior
ThaneCCCACLightbearersRanger
RigbyCCBCCLightbearersWarrior
OscarDCDDCLightbearersRanger
AngeloF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersRegen
AnkhiraF-F-F-F-F-MaulersControl
ArdenF-F-F-F-FWildersControl
GolusF-F-F-F-F-MaulersTank
HoganF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersTank
IraF-F-F-F-F-WildersDamage
MiraelF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersDamage
MorvusF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersAssassin
NiruF-F-F-F-F-GravebornsTank
OgiF-F-F-F-F-WildersTank
SaveasF-F-F-F-F-MaulersDamage
SilvinaF-F-F-F-F-GravebornsAssassin
VedanF-F-F-F-F-GravebornsTank

Late game tier list (level 161-240)

The following tier list ranks heroes based on their performance in the late game, which is from level 161-240.

At this point in the game, several of the heroes that were strong in the early and mid game like Saveas and Vedan reach their maximum level and cannot be upgraded further.

Therefore, they quickly fall behind all heroes of ascended rarity, as they are stuck at level 160.

Because of this, all legendary heroes except Arden are ranked F- in this tier list, as they quickly become very weak compared to all other heroes of ascended rarity.

If you manage to pull heroes of the highest tier from the following tier list, you can start building a very powerful team for late game.

HeroOverallPvEPvPGuildLabyrinthFactionClass
Elijah & LailahS+S+S+S+S+CelestialsSupport
AthaliaS+S+S+SS+CelestialsRanger
Ainz Ooal GownS+S+S+AS+DimensionalsMage
BrutusS+S+S+AS+MaulersTank
RowanS+S+S+SSLightbearersSupport
SaurusS+S+SSS+WildersWarrior
TaleneS+S+S+SSCelestialsSupport
DaimonS+S+SAS+GravebornsTank
ShemiraS+S+SAS+GravebornsMage
TasiS+S+S+CS+WildersSupport
LuciusSSSSS+LightbearersTank
NemoraSS+SSSWildersSupport
GwynethSSSSSLightbearersRanger
LucretiaSSSSSHypogeansRanger
LycaSSSSSWildersRanger
RosalineSSSSSLightbearersSupport
EironnSSSASWildersRanger
FawkesSSSASLightbearersRanger
FloraSSSASCelestialsMage
HendrikSSSASLightbearersTank
MehiraSSSASHypogeansMage
NaraSSSASGravebornsWarrior
OrthrosSSSASCelestialsTank
SafiyaSSSASMaulersMage
ZaphraelSSSASCelestialsMage
AlnaSSAASCelestialsWarrior
EzizhSSSBSHypogeansSupport
FeraelSSSAAGravebornsRanger
KazSAAS+AWildersRanger
SatranaSSSAAMaulersMage
IzoldSSSCAGravebornsWarrior
BadenAAAS+AGravebornsWarrior
IsabellaAAASSGravebornsMage
ThaneAAAS+ALightbearersRanger
KhasosAAASAMaulersWarrior
LorsanAAASAWildersMage
MortasASAAAHypogeansSupport
NakoruruAASAADimensionalsRanger
QUEENASAAADimensionalsWarrior
UlmusAASAAWildersTank
WarekAAASAMaulersWarrior
AntandraAAAAAMaulersWarrior
BelindaAAAAALightbearersMage
KelthurAAAAAGravebornsRanger
MezothAASBAHypogeansTank
AlbedoAAABADimensionalsTank
EzioAABAADimensionalsRanger
GrezhulAABSBGravebornsTank
JOKERAAABADimensionalsRanger
SilasAAABAGravebornsSupport
Wu KongASACACelestialsWarrior
PippaAAABBWildersMage
SeirusAAACAWildersWarrior
SkregAAACAMaulersTank
ZolrathAABBAHypogeansWarrior
EstrildaAAABCLightbearersWarrior
KhazardAABCAHypogeansMage
AnokiBABBBMaulersTank
GorvoBABCAWildersTank
OdenBABBBGravebornsMage
SoliseBABBBWildersMage
TheowynBABBBGravebornsRanger
CeciliaBBBBBLightbearersRanger
RaineBBCABLightbearersSupport
SkriathBABCBMaulersMage
ArthurBBBCBDimensionalsTank
DrezBBBCBMaulersRanger
RigbyBBBCBLightbearersWarrior
TidusBBBCBMaulersRanger
TorneBBCBBGravebornsTank
UkyoBBBCBDimensionalsWarrior
OscarBBCCBLightbearersRanger
ThoranBBADCGravebornsTank
NumisuCCCBCMaulersSupport
VurkCCDBCMaulersRanger
ArdenCAF-F-FWildersControl
AngeloF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersRegen
AnkhiraF-F-F-F-F-MaulersControl
GolusF-F-F-F-F-MaulersTank
HoganF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersTank
IraF-F-F-F-F-WildersDamage
MiraelF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersDamage
MorvusF-F-F-F-F-LightbearersAssassin
NiruF-F-F-F-F-GravebornsTank
OgiF-F-F-F-F-WildersTank
SaveasF-F-F-F-F-MaulersDamage
SilvinaF-F-F-F-F-GravebornsAssassin
VedanF-F-F-F-F-GravebornsTank

Mid game tier list (level 61-160)

The following tier list ranks heroes based on their performance in mid game, which means from level 61-160.

During this period, many heroes become much stronger with new skills unlocked while others lack the power progression other heroes have.

Having top-ranked heroes from this tier list during mid game will make it a lot easier to progress through this period of the game.

HeroOverallPvEPvPGuildLabyrinthFactionClass
LuciusS+S+S+S+S+LightbearersTank
SaveasS+S+SS+S+MaulersDamage
BrutusS+S+S+AS+MaulersTank
Elijah & LailahS+S+SSS+CelestialsSupport
SaurusS+S+SSS+WildersWarrior
ShemiraS+S+SAS+GravebornsMage
TasiS+S+S+CS+WildersSupport
NemoraSS+SSSWildersSupport
Ainz Ooal GownSS+SBS+DimensionalsMage
BadenSSAS+SGravebornsWarrior
DaimonSS+SASGravebornsTank
RosalineSSSSSLightbearersSupport
AthaliaSSSASCelestialsRanger
BelindaSSSASLightbearersMage
EironnSSSASWildersRanger
HendrikSSSASLightbearersTank
MehiraSSSASHypogeansMage
RowanSSSAALightbearersSupport
SafiyaSSSAAMaulersMage
TaleneSSSAACelestialsSupport
VedanSSAASGravebornsTank
QUEENSSSBADimensionalsWarrior
ArdenSSSFSWildersControl
FawkesASABSLightbearersRanger
GolusAAASAMaulersTank
GwynethAASAALightbearersRanger
LorsanAAASAWildersMage
LycaASABSWildersRanger
NaraAASAAGravebornsWarrior
FloraAAAAACelestialsMage
KelthurAAAAAGravebornsRanger
NakoruruAAAAADimensionalsRanger
OrthrosAAAAACelestialsTank
SatranaAAAAAMaulersMage
ThaneAABSALightbearersRanger
HoganAAABALightbearersTank
JOKERAAABADimensionalsRanger
SilvinaABBS+BGravebornsAssassin
Wu KongASACACelestialsWarrior
AlnaAABBACelestialsWarrior
AntandraAABABMaulersWarrior
FeraelAAACAGravebornsRanger
ZaphraelAAACACelestialsMage
KhazardAABCAHypogeansMage
LucretiaAABBBHypogeansRanger
SkregAABCAMaulersTank
MiraelAABDALightbearersDamage
GrezhulBBBSBGravebornsTank
KhasosBABBAMaulersWarrior
AlbedoBABCADimensionalsTank
EzioBBBABDimensionalsRanger
MortasBABCAHypogeansSupport
OscarBABCALightbearersRanger
SilasBABCAGravebornsSupport
TheowynBABBBGravebornsRanger
UkyoBBABBDimensionalsWarrior
WarekBBCSBMaulersWarrior
CeciliaBBBBBLightbearersRanger
IraBBBBBWildersDamage
KazBBCABWildersRanger
OdenBBBBBGravebornsMage
PippaBABCBWildersMage
RaineBBCABLightbearersSupport
ThoranBBBBBGravebornsTank
UlmusBBBBBWildersTank
ZolrathBBBBBHypogeansWarrior
AnokiBBBCBMaulersTank
ArthurBBBCBDimensionalsTank
DrezBBBCBMaulersRanger
EstrildaBBBBCLightbearersWarrior
GorvoBBBCBWildersTank
IzoldBBBCBGravebornsWarrior
NumisuBBCBBMaulersSupport
SkriathBBBCBMaulersMage
TidusBBBCBMaulersRanger
TorneBBCBBGravebornsTank
EzizhBABFBHypogeansSupport
MezothBBBDBHypogeansTank
SoliseBBCCBWildersMage
RigbyCBCCBLightbearersWarrior
IsabellaCCCCCGravebornsMage
MorvusCCCCCLightbearersAssassin
VurkCCDBCMaulersRanger
SeirusDCDDDWildersWarrior
NiruDDFFCGravebornsTank
OgiDDDFDWildersTank
AnkhiraDDFFDMaulersControl
AngeloFFFFFLightbearersRegen

Early game tier list (level 1-60)

The following tier list ranks heroes based on early game performance, which means from level 1-60.

All the top-ranked heroes in this tier list will ensure you can progress through early quickly and without any hassle.

Some heroes that do well in this period fall off later in the game as others get more powerful skills and scale better.

HeroOverallPvEPvPGuildLabyrinthFactionClass
LuciusS+S+S+S+S+LightbearersTank
SaveasS+S+S+S+S+MaulersDamage
NemoraS+S+S+SSWildersSupport
DaimonS+S+SSS+GravebornsTank
TaleneS+S+SSS+CelestialsSupport
RowanS+S+SAS+LightbearersSupport
SaurusS+S+SAS+WildersWarrior
RosalineSSSSSLightbearersSupport
Elijah & LailahSSSSSCelestialsSupport
MehiraSSSSSHypogeansMage
Ainz Ooal GownSS+SBS+DimensionalsMage
BelindaSSSASLightbearersMage
EironnSSSASWildersRanger
TasiSS+S+DS+WildersSupport
ShemiraSSABSGravebornsMage
VurkSSSCAMaulersRanger
NaraAASAAGravebornsWarrior
HoganAAAAALightbearersTank
MiraelASACSLightbearersDamage
SatranaAAAAAMaulersMage
GolusAAASBMaulersTank
LorsanAAAAAWildersMage
IraAAAAAWildersDamage
BadenAABSAGravebornsWarrior
FloraAAAAACelestialsMage
OrthrosAAAAACelestialsTank
Wu KongASABACelestialsWarrior
NakoruruAAAAADimensionalsRanger
SafiyaAAABAMaulersMage
IzoldASBBAGravebornsWarrior
SilvinaABBS+BGravebornsAssassin
AthaliaAAABACelestialsRanger
JOKERAAABADimensionalsRanger
QUEENAAABADimensionalsWarrior
AlnaAABCACelestialsWarrior
LucretiaAABBBHypogeansRanger
KhasosBABBAMaulersWarrior
NumisuBBBAAMaulersSupport
GrezhulBBBSBGravebornsTank
GwynethBBABBLightbearersRanger
OscarBABCALightbearersRanger
AntandraBBBABMaulersWarrior
UkyoBBABBDimensionalsWarrior
EzioBBBABDimensionalsRanger
AlbedoBABCADimensionalsTank
RigbyBBBBBLightbearersWarrior
CeciliaBBBBBLightbearersRanger
TidusBBBBBMaulersRanger
OdenBBBBBGravebornsMage
ThoranBBBBBGravebornsTank
TheowynBBBBBGravebornsRanger
ZaphraelBBACBCelestialsMage
KhazardBBACBHypogeansMage
ThaneBBBBCLightbearersRanger
UlmusBBBBCWildersTank
GorvoBBBCBWildersTank
ZolrathBBBCBHypogeansWarrior
ArthurBBBCBDimensionalsTank
SkriathBCBCBMaulersMage
SoliseBBCCBWildersMage
SilasBBCDBGravebornsSupport
RaineCBCDBLightbearersSupport
KelthurCCCCAGravebornsRanger
BrutusCCBCCMaulersTank
AnokiCCBCCMaulersTank
LycaCCBCCWildersRanger
TorneCCCBCGravebornsTank
MorvusCCCCCLightbearersAssassin
MezothCBCDCHypogeansTank
DrezCCBFCMaulersRanger
IsabellaCBFCCGravebornsMage
MortasCCCDCHypogeansSupport
SeirusCCDCDWildersWarrior
PippaCCCFCWildersMage
VedanCCCFCGravebornsTank
EzizhCCCFDHypogeansSupport
EstrildaDDDBDLightbearersWarrior
WarekDDFBDMaulersWarrior
NiruDDDFBGravebornsTank
SkregDDDFDMaulersTank
OgiDDDFDWildersTank
ArdenDDDFDWildersControl
AnkhiraDDFFDMaulersControl
FawkesFFFCFLightbearersRanger
HendrikFFFFFLightbearersTank
AngeloFFFFFLightbearersRegen
KazFFFFFWildersRanger
FeraelFFFFFGravebornsRanger

Best attacker heroes

Any great team in AFK Arena needs to have strong damage dealers.

The primary purpose of attacker heroes is to deal as much damage as possible.

Because of this focus, many attacker heroes fall short in terms of HP and defense, and control and buffing. But nonetheless, you need them on your team.

Here are some of the best attacker heroes in AFK Arena in the late/end game.

Ainz Ooal Gown

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Eironn

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Best tank heroes

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Best support heroes

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Best heroes in the game

Brutus

Brutus hero image AFK Arena

Arguably the single best hero in the game, Brutus. Brutus is a strength-based warrior with high defenses allowing him to easily fill a front position on your team. Besides that, he also brings a ton of damage with great abilities such as Whirlwind and Roar which increases the damage output to enemies by 25%. However, what Brutus is best known for is his Last Grasp ability, which leaves him invulnerable for 4-8 seconds once he reaches fatal health. On top of that, he has an ability that increases his attack rating based on how much health he is missing, which pairs exceptionally well with Last Grasp. Brutus is great as both a tank or damage-dealer.

Shemira

Shemira hero image AFK Arena

Shemira is another extremely powerful hero to have on your team. She brings extremely great damage and has high defenses. Like Brutus, Shemira can fill both the tank and damage-dealer role but is not as tanky as Brutus is. Shemira is intelligence-based and posses many powerful spells making her one of the absolute best heroes late game. Besides being able to dish out a ton of damage, Shemira is also able to heal herself.

Nemora

Nemora hero image AFK Arena

Nemora is an essential addition to many teams late game. She is by far the best support in the game with amazing healing spells. She is also intelligence-based and is best suited to be in one of the three backline positions. Nemora is built for being support, so she doesn’t have much damage or defense compared to other heroes. However, her healing alone is enough to make her a priority over most other heroes in the game. Especially if your team contains squishy damage-dealers that are easily taken out by full map super-attacks.

Ferael

Ferael hero image AFK Arena

Ferael is one of the best crowd-control heroes in the game. He is one of a couple of agility-based archer heroes in the game. Ferael is squishy with decent damage and a lot of crowd control spells. Ferael posses both stun and attack interruption through summoning spirits. The only position that makes sense for Ferael is on the backline. Being able to interfere with the enemies attacks helps your team’s chance of winning a lot, which is why Ferael is a great choice.

Ezizh

Ezizh hero image AFK Arena

Ezizh is one of the latest heroes that has been added to the game. He is a strength-based hero with some of the highest defenses and health in the game. Besides being tanky himself, Ezizh posses a lot of support and crowd-control spells. His spell Feeble Mind taunts enemies, forcing them to walk towards him while being unable to use any attacks. In terms of support, Ezizh also possesses the ability to boost allies attack, energy regeneration. His attack Horrify disables the enemies’ ultimate attack for 3 seconds, and for another 2 seconds, each time an ally uses an ultimate attack. All in all, Ezizh is a great combination between a tank and a support, that easily is able to fill one of the frontline positions.

Jack Roque

Jack is an avid gamer who isn't afraid to take on a challenge. Having been a gamer his entire life, Jack is interested in multiple genres of both desktop and mobile games. Thus, he writes on a wide variety of titles. With thousands of hours of game time in popular titles such as League of Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Minecraft, Jack has experienced most video game genres. Throughout his life, he has achieved impressive results in many of these games, reaching high-diamond at his peak in LoL, attaining more than 1000 solo wins in Fortnite, and collected multiple Cutting Edge achievements in WoW. Jack started his career as an online content creator and writer back in 2017. After working in several industries, he knew that he wanted to combine his passion for gaming with his content creation skills, thus he became a writer at Gamerempire.net. Besides his efforts here, Jack contributes to other outlets - making tier lists for Tierlistmania, business-related posts for Medium, and more. You can connect with Jack on Twitter.

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